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Author Topic: Prostatitis/epidymidis an early sign?  (Read 3594 times)

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Offline csmitty

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Prostatitis/epidymidis an early sign?
« on: October 01, 2011, 03:59:48 PM »
I've had many symptoms since having protected vaginal and protected oral sex (receiving) as well as giving oral sex to a CSW for about 10 seconds where there may have been some blood present. I tested negative at 27 days with a rapid test at planned parenthood but I'm not convinced that is worth anything.

The day after the encounter, I have a burning sensation in my crotch and what feels like a UTI (pain in urethra, constantly having to pee but passing little)

Second day I begin to get night sweats and slight fever (99.5)

Third day I have what appears to be ARS rash on back and upper arms. Brown dots no itch went away in three-four days. Fever and night sweats continue.

Fourth and fifth day, symptoms continue with intermittent diarrhea and overall loose stool with severe lack of appetite

Fifth day see doctor who tests for chlamidyia and gonnorhea, and assigns antibiotics for both. (Tests come back negative but immediately get oral thrush after taking Supra pill on the fifth day). Take doxyclycline for a week and the pain when peeing goes away but still not producing much urine.

Also begin noticing swollen lymph nodes throughout body (inner thighs near knee, groin, neck) which continue to today.

Seventh and eighth day, thrush subsides and so does fever but pain in groin and urinary incontinence continue.

Ninth day, blisters appear on feet and symptoms of gingivvitis are noticeable in mouth.

Meanwhile, I'm sleeping only 20 minutes a night unless I take pills and I have this overwhelming fuzzy feeling in my head and ringing in my ears.

Finally, at two weeks, I start getting some decent sleep and the urinary symptoms start to disappear, but my hands swell up with redness (what looked like herpes whitlow) and the skin begins to peel though no blisters emerge. My hands now feel dryer and have more lines than before.

Now I start getting the peripheral neuropathy in my left foot (toes especially) to the point where I could not feel two of my toes and I lost hair and color on both my feet. Also occassional pins and needles in my right hand when I try to sleep. Last night I had shooting pains in my feet.

My appetite is back but I don't seem to be digesting anything or going to the bathroom near enough. And when I do it is light colored and soft.

I've 10 pounds the first three weeks (a lot of it from my face and butt, two places I always carried weight before - and I've never found it easy to lose weight so this is worrying) I've put the weight back on now but it seems to be more fat than muscle and concentrated in my gut more so than in the past.

I still have this redness and pruniness in my groin area what I think might be epidymidis or prostatitis. I'm able to get an erection again but my semen volume is much lower and my testicles are red and still burning a bit. It has a grape-like smell and includes some penile vericose veins (very alarming). My inner thighs are swollen, red and warm to the touch. It feels like staph or prostatitis.

I also have what looks like a purple stretch mark on my inner thigh (worried it's Kaposi's sarcoma) and I feel my mental attention/acumen is not what it was (very troublesome in my job - I NEED to be sharp mentally)

Also have had a sore throat and general dry mouth for a good two weeks now.

Anyway the timeline seems very early for ARS, but it seems consistent with ARS. Does anyone recognize these symptoms as such?

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Re: Prostatitis/epidymidis an early sign?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2011, 04:10:22 PM »
You had absolutely no risk for HIV in the incident as you describe it.
"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

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Re: Prostatitis/epidymidis an early sign?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2011, 09:14:38 AM »
Whatever is going on with you symptomatically has nothing to do with HIV, as based on what your sexual activities. Nothing you did put you at risk. Guys often seem to think they are at greater risk with a sex worker. But it's not who you are with but what you do. You used a condom for intercourse which is exactly right. They provide very effective protection against HIV transmission. The other stuff orally is not a risk for HIV.

You should be discussing your symptoms with your doctor.

This is not an HIV situation. Period.

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Testicular shrinkage in early HIV
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 01:53:51 PM »
I have a question for any positive guys out there. Did you experience testicular shrinkage early on in your infection? I am 4 weeks and 4 days post exposure and my scrotum has been warm ever since. I took two rounds of antibiotics but they did not clear up the problem. Now, my urologist says my testicles are small.

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Re: Testicular shrinkage in early HIV
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011, 02:40:15 PM »
A) Please return to your original thread.

B) No.
"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

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Re: Prostatitis/epidymidis an early sign?
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2011, 03:54:34 PM »
If you had read the opening thread to this section you would know that you are supposed to put all your entries in the same thread and not begin new ones. I've merged your threads here.

Listen, you never had a risk to being with as you have been told. So if your scrotum is "shrinking" or other matters concern you regarding your privates, that is something to discuss with your doctor. There is no sound basis in HIV science to think HIV is your problem.

Cut out the drama and get on with your life. Really.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2011, 03:56:12 PM by Andy Velez »
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Re: Prostatitis/epidymidis an early sign?
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2011, 11:19:35 PM »
Thanks for the reassurance. Does anyone know how/where to get a PCR-DNA test done in the US so I can put this to rest. Like what companies/organizations offer the PCT. I'll be 35 days from exposure soon, that should be conclusive for the PCR test, right? I know they're expensive and you'll tell me I'm wasting my money, but I really need this for peace of mind.

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Re: Prostatitis/epidymidis an early sign?
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2011, 11:22:24 PM »
■Anyone who continues to post excessively, questioning a conclusive negative result or no-risk situation, will be subject to a four week Time Out (a temporary ban from the Forums). If you continue to post excessively after one Time Out, you may be given a second Time Out which will last eight weeks. There is no third Time Out - it is a permanent ban. The purpose of a Time Out is to encourage you to seek the face-to-face help we cannot provide on this forum.

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Re: Prostatitis/epidymidis an early sign?
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2011, 06:17:57 AM »
Smitty,

It's time to let this go. You have not had a risk and you do not need to test over this situation. You certainly do not need a PCR test.

If you feel you have to test for your peace of mind, wait until the six week point - you're only a week away - and have another antibody test. You won't get a PCR result for at least one week anyway, so you may as well wait to do a rapid antibody test and not have to wait for the result.

The vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by six weeks, with the average time to seroconversion being only 22 days. A six week negative - where there has actually been a risk - must be confirmed at the three month point.

But seriously, you have NOT had a risk for hiv infection. Rather than chasing something you cannot possibly have, work with your doctor to find out what, if anything, is actually going on. Whatever it is, it is NOT hiv. Hiv does not cause the problems you're having.

Don't think you'll be permitted to use this forum to go on and on about your no risk situation. You WILL be given that time out Rodney warned you about.

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Re: Prostatitis/epidymidis an early sign?
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2011, 11:32:03 PM »
Seven weeks after, I tested negative using a Uni-Gold Combigen rapid test. How accurate are these at 7 weeks? I;m still having odd symptoms but working with a urologist to figure out the testicular problem.

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Re: Prostatitis/epidymidis an early sign?
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2011, 11:38:59 PM »
You have not had a risk. You are HIV negative. I hope you can work with your doctor to resolve your difficulties.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

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Re: Prostatitis/epidymidis an early sign?
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2011, 03:16:27 AM »
I actually got some blood in my mouth from the 10 seconds of unprotected oral. This to me seems like a bit of a risk. I am just looking for information on how accurate a 7 week test would be.

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Re: Prostatitis/epidymidis an early sign?
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2011, 03:59:06 AM »
It might seem to you to be a bit of a risk, but it isn't.

Your test at seven weeks will be conclusive because you have NOT had a risk.

Listen, who took care of gay men in the 1980s who were dying left and right from AIDS? Lesbian women, that's who. Lesbians who performed oral sex on each other with impunity. And the ONE demographic seemingly unaffected by HIV has consistently been lesbian women.

You DO NOT get HIV from performing cunnilingus. You don't

I know you understand this logically. But it seems like there is a a real disconnect with your logical brain, and this irrational fear.

I urge you to talk to a professional counselor to get this under control. Life is way too short, and sex is too uplifting and wonderful an experience to spend it with this kind of unfounded agony. You deserve better.

Please do not force this site to give you a time out for constantly asking about a no-risk experience. Please understand that we can onl give risk assessment, and not counseling.

There is NO risk from cunnilingus or protected sex. None insofar as HIV is concerned.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

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Re: Prostatitis/epidymidis an early sign?
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2011, 12:33:07 AM »
I just remembered that the sex worker used oil to massage before. I can't remember if she washed this off her hands before putting the condom on. The condom did not break, but could this have harmed the strength of the latex?

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Re: Prostatitis/epidymidis an early sign?
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2011, 07:44:47 AM »
Smitty,

If the massage oil affected the condom, it would have broken and you would have known. It's high time you accepted the fact that you did NOT have a risk.

If you read the Welcome Thread before posting like you're supposed to, you will have read the following posting guideline:

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Anyone who continues to post excessively, questioning a conclusive negative result or no-risk situation, will be subject to a four week Time Out (a temporary ban from the Forums). If you continue to post excessively after one Time Out, you may be given a second Time Out which will last eight weeks. There is no third Time Out - it is a permanent ban. The purpose of a Time Out is to encourage you to seek the face-to-face help we cannot provide on this forum.


Please consider yourself warned!

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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: Prostatitis/epidymidis an early sign?
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2011, 03:48:53 AM »
Negative at 13 weeks using a unigold rapid test. THanks everyone for their help. I should have listened to you sooner.

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Re: Prostatitis/epidymidis an early sign?
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2011, 07:17:38 AM »
Smitty,

Better late than never, I suppose.

You are conclusively hiv negative. No surprise there, as you never had a risk in the first place.

Protect your hiv negative status by using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently. Remember to do this and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!!!

Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


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